The SAR Government is more high-handed than its colonial predecessor, leading unionist and ousted legislator Lee Cheuk-yan said yesterday. Mr Lee accused Tung Chee-hwa's administration of a reluctance to listen to the public and acting purely out of self-interest, for example, by removing restrictions on imported labour in the construction industry. Mr Lee gave the Government less than 20 points out of 100 for its performance since July. 'Mr Tung and his colleagues in the Executive Council are from similar backgrounds - they have limited knowledge about reality and how people live. 'After all, the provisional legislature is only a rubber stamp, it can't help us to reflect our discontent to the central Government,' he said. Mr Lee rated the performance of the Constitutional Bureau, under Michael Suen Ming-yeung, and the Health Department worst. 'It is clear that Mr Suen is only a tool of the Government to achieve its political aims,' he said. Mr Lee also claimed the recent cake and bank runs following the financial crisis were proof that people had no confidence in the Government. 'The SAR Government has reacted very strongly on issues - if the issues are directly related to their interest. 'But it hesitates when we want it to deal with some critical issues, such as medical blunders and the bird flu,' Mr Lee said. His Frontier Party expects to win at least three seats in this year's election. 'With the participation of elected legislators, I hope the first legislature can be more transparent and critical in monitoring the Government,' he said.